Thank you for your contributions at the 2015 Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. at its new venue, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting was Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology. A number of sessions and workshops focused on this theme.
Thank you for your contributions at the 2015 Annual Meeting

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

1. Thanks for your participation in AR010 sessions and meetings!

The Intercity Passenger Rail committee (AR010) organized nine sessions at the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting:

Conference Sessions:
Session 362, (SBS15-022) - Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation Research 
Monday, January 12, 2015
Genaro Mejia, Arup, presiding

Session 288, (SBS15-029) - Intercity and High Speed Rail Passenger Demand Forecasting 
Monday, January 12, 2015
Dominic Spaethling, HNTB Corporation, presiding

Poster Session:
Session 247, (SBP15-005) - Innovations in Intercity Passenger Rail 
Monday, January 12, 2015
David P. Simpson, David P. Simpson Consultants, LLC, presiding


Session 139, (SBW15-004): Passenger and Freight Corridor Segregation Within Urbanized Regions
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Workshop co-sponsored by the Commuter Rail Committee (AP070)

Eric Peterson, Transportation Policy Consultant, presiding

With demand growing and capacity constrained for both passenger – intercity and commuter -- and freight rail services, and increasing concern about moving hazardous cargo through congested urban areas, this workshop will explore the logistical, safety, financial, policy and practical aspects of segregating freight rail service from passenger rail service through and around urbanized regions as a means to expand capacity, improve speed and ensure the safety of rail operations.  

See the poster! 


Committee Meetings:
Session SBM15-005 - Intercity Passenger Rail Committee 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
David P. Simpson, David P. Simpson Consultants, LLC, presiding

You may access the presentations of our speakers here:

Perl & Goetz - Getting up to speed: Assessing the usable knowledge from global HSR experience for the U.S.

Mitchell - Building the Virtual Automobile

Kiernan - The Northeast Maglev

Session SBM15-012 - Intercity Passenger Rail Rarch Subcommittee, AR010(3)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Valerio Oricchio, T.Y. Lin International, presiding

Sesion SBM15-014 - Intercity Passenger Rail Intermodal Interface Subcommittee, AR010(1) 
Monday, January 12, 2015
Eric C. Peterson, Transportation Policy Consultant, presiding

Session SBM15-015 - Socioeconomic and Financial Aspects of Intercity Passenger Rail Subcommittee, AR010(2) 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Dominic Spaethling, HNTB Corporation, presiding

AR010 Cosponsored Session:
Session SBS15-016 - Railway Capacity Research-Advancing the State of Knowledge 
Monday, January 12, 2015
David B. Clarke, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, presiding


Annual Meeting registrants receive complimentary use of TRB Annual Meeting Online, a collection of information resources from the 94th Annual Meeting. The Compendium of Papers will be available soon at the TRB website.


2. Present your research at the 2016 Annual Meeting! 

The call for papers for the 2016 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting will be announced soon. It will close on August 1, 2015. 

If you are interested in contributing with papers, Committee AR010 Intercity Passenger Rail seeks papers addressing the design, construction and planning of intercity passenger rail systems in North America and around the world.

Papers should offer insights into research, practical experience, and case studies pertaining to finance, operations, management, organization, and policy issues related to intercity passenger rail systems. Of particular interest will be those elements that have proven successful internationally that may be seen as having application to North America.

Subject Areas:

  • Design
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Policy
  • Public Transportation
  • Rail

AR010 Call for Papers

Call Organizer: Genaro Mejia (

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